June is Men’s Health Month and now that the warm weather is here men are getting outside to enjoy all the activities summer has to offer. That means a lot of wear and tear on your feet. Here are 3 tips to make sure your feet stay healthy and strong this season.
Always clean your nail clippers first. You can use rubbing alcohol for this. The proper way to cut your toenails is to trim strain across and not too deep at the edges. Be careful not to cut too short, this can lead to an infection or an ingrown toenail. For any sharp edges, it’s best to use a nail file.
Make sure to thoroughly dry your feet after a shower, especially between the toes. Men’s feet tend to sweat a lot so regularly replacing sweaty socks with fresh ones is a good idea. Warm and damp places are breeding grounds for bacteria and fungus. This can lead to athlete’s foot or other infections.
Proper footwear is important to keep the bones in your feet properly aligned. If your shoes do not fit properly one problem that can occur is heel pain. This happens when there is too much weight and stress on your heel. Heel Pain, or Plantar Fasciitis, has several treatments. Custom Orthotics are custom insoles that a podiatrist molds to your specific foot shape and can help relieve pain.
Contact a podiatrist today for more tips or if you or a loved one is suffering from any foot-related symptoms. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX (county of Dallas), is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries, and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.